Heath Services Administrator at Northern Health Chris Simms spoke of the significant milestone for Terraceview Lodge celebrating 35 years. (Natalia Balcerzak/Terrace Standard)

Heath Services Administrator at Northern Health Chris Simms spoke of the significant milestone for Terraceview Lodge celebrating 35 years. (Natalia Balcerzak/Terrace Standard)

Terraceview Lodge celebrates 35 years of care

Staff, residents and community members gathered to sing and eat cake

Terraceview Lodge celebrated 35 years this week with a party that had everyone smiling and clapping along.

On Nov. 6, staff, residents and members of the community gathered in the main hall to reflect on the facility’s history with song and food.

“What’s a party without fabulous decorations? We have great music, food, cake and custom drinks. We got it all,” says Bonnie Casault, recreation coordinator at Terraceview Lodge.

“Terraceview is a place for residents to call home, it’s a very integral part of our community and Terrace.”

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To commence the 35th-anniversary celebrations, City of Terrace mayor Carol Leclerc made a speech along with Heath Services Administrator at Northern Health Chris Simms. Representatives from the R.E.M. Lee Foundation, Terrace Hospice Society and Hospital Auxilary made an appearance as well.

As for the main entertainment, local Terrace band Rusty and the Gang played old classics and had everyone singing along to their tunes.

Officially opened in 1984, the Terraceview Lodge sits on the Bench where a 300-bed military hospital used to be. When that land was intended to be privately sold following the war, several people fought to ensure it would be used for public citizens instead.

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With over 100 people attending the festivities, Casault says Terraceview has been an important part of so many people’s lives who have created memories here and wants to continue this being a comfortable place.

“Hopefully in the next 35 years, we have continued quality of care that feels like home to people that stay here,” says Casault. “We provide quality care to folks that maybe aren’t able to continue living on their own or with their families so this is a safe, nice place for them to live.”


 


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Residents joined the festivites and listened to live music. (Natalia Balcerzak/Terrace Standard)

Residents joined the festivites and listened to live music. (Natalia Balcerzak/Terrace Standard)

Bonnie Casault, recreation coordinator at Terraceview Lodge, at the 35th anniversary celebrations on Nov. 6. (Natalia Balcerzak/Terrace Standard)

Bonnie Casault, recreation coordinator at Terraceview Lodge, at the 35th anniversary celebrations on Nov. 6. (Natalia Balcerzak/Terrace Standard)

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